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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 16, 2010 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Shakedown Street - The Remix

I came across this pretty sweet Shakedown remix last night on one of those handy dandy music blog sites http://hypem.com/#/. People post mp3 versions on their blogs and this site compiles them and makes them all searchable and playable through an interface that allows you to favorite tracks and follow blogs, friends, etc.... (I don't work for them... just use the site a lot)...

There's a whole bunch of GD on there and I found this Shakedown remix which I actually think is tastefully done, with respect to the original form of the song.

The producers of this edit are Tommie Sunshine & Figure Brooklyn Fire...

I've attached the file for your listening convenience. I would love to hear Deadhead reactions to this song edit.

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Poster: daliguana Date: Apr 17, 2010 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

Love it! check out dj harry's the string cheese remix project:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s92_sHkBIEA

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 17, 2010 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

Wow I really liked that! I feel like I never hear acoustic guitars sampled in beats! Funky electric chords all the time, but nothing like this... thanks for the suggestion... glad you enjoyed Shakedown!

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 16, 2010 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

I'm not sure it is possible to debase someone else's artwork tastefully,but the art of the remix is lost on me.I understand musicians covering other artists works however they see fit,but some joker with a few gizmos slowing down,speeding up and repeating phrases and choruses and such to create more mindless ass shakin' club music is lame and useless.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 16, 2010 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otryhXl9-3s

There it is, if you would like to listen before judging.

I shared your sentiment about remixes in the past, but my opinion has been rapidly changing since I've really begun to listen to more electronic music.

The remix brings new life to an old song - and you are right it is usually with the intention of making people groove to it. Dancing doesn't have to be mindless... and there's nothing wrong with booty-shakin' :)

Think about it this way, maybe this re-mix will bring the Grateful Dead's music (which has in part been preserved by the editor) to new ears who will seek out the original, etc. Also, to make an edit or cover of a song can be a tribute to it's original greatness.

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Poster: Shooting Dark Star Date: Apr 17, 2010 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

Good Lord, that sucked.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 16, 2010 8:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

That song has nothing at all to do with the GD,it is a bastardization of Shakedown Street by Tommie Sunshine.

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Apr 17, 2010 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

what's "lame and useless" to you might be great fun to others.

why you hatin so much?

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Poster: stealyourwife Date: Apr 17, 2010 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

Shpongle really opened my eyes to "electronica's" possibilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qt2WbfotkU

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 17, 2010 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Shakedown Street - The Remix

Indeed, syf!

Apparently either this track or this whole album was recorded after they returned home from witnessing a complete solar eclipse in India!

My girlfriend turned me on to this track about a year ago and we actually saw Shpongle live at Rothbury immediately after The Dead finished!

The show was just alright... they didn't have the full band with them... for me, the high point of their set must have been when I looked up in the sky for no apparent reason, with my girlfriend following my gaze, and noticed the same moving lights (?) that we noticed during the end of The Dead's set....